Example to Align a View at the Bottom of Screen in React Native

React Native Style

This is an Example to Align a View at the Bottom of Screen in React Native. To do this we will use the Stylesheet element position: 'absolute'.

Align a View at the Bottom Using

bottomView: {
  width: '100%',
  height: 50,
  backgroundColor: '#EE5407',
  justifyContent: 'center',
  alignItems: 'center',
  position: 'absolute', //Here is the trick
  bottom: 0, //Here is the trick
}

Let’s get started with the example.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react native command line interface to make our React Native App.

If you have previously installed a global react-native-cli package, please remove it as it may cause unexpected issues:

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli @react-native-community/cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

npx react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

npx react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

Note If the above command is failing, you may have old version of react-native or react-native-cli installed globally on your pc. Try uninstalling the cli and run the cli using npx.

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Code

Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code

App.js

//Align a View at the Bottom of Screen
//https://aboutreact.com/example-to-align-a-view-at-the-bottom-of-screen-in-react-native/

//import React in our code
import React from 'react';

//import all the components we are going to use
import {SafeAreaView, StyleSheet, View, Text} from 'react-native';

const App = () => {
  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.containerMain}>
        <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
        <View style={styles.bottomView}>
          <Text style={styles.textStyle}>Bottom View</Text>
        </View>
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  containerMain: {
    flex: 1,
    alignItems: 'center',
    justifyContent: 'center',
  },
  bottomView: {
    width: '100%',
    height: 50,
    backgroundColor: '#EE5407',
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    position: 'absolute', //Here is the trick
    bottom: 0, //Here is the trick
  },
  textStyle: {
    color: '#fff',
    fontSize: 18,
  },
});
export default App;

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.

cd ProjectName

1. Start Metro Bundler

First, you will need to start Metro, the JavaScript bundler that ships with React Native. To start Metro bundler run following command

npx react-native start

Once you start Metro Bundler it will run forever on your terminal until you close it. Let Metro Bundler run in its own terminal. Open a new terminal and run the application.

2. Start React Native Application

To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device

npx react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

npx react-native run-ios

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Output Screenshots

Android

IOS

Output in Online Emulator

This is how you can align a view at the bottom of the screen in React Native. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “Example to Align a View at the Bottom of Screen in React Native”

    • Hi Akshay, I hope this will help you

      <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
        <ScrollView style={styles.container}>
          <Text style={{fontSize: 30}}>Your Content</Text>
        </ScrollView>
        <View
          style={{
            width: '100%',
            height: 50,
            backgroundColor: '#EE5407',
            justifyContent: 'center',
            alignItems: 'center',
            position: 'absolute', //Here is the trick
            bottom: 0, //Here is the trick
          }}>
          <Text
            style={{
              color: '#fff',
              fontSize: 18,
            }}>
            Bottom View
          </Text>
        </View>
      </SafeAreaView>
      Reply
  1. Hello I am Darshan Javiya,
    I am having problem with a screen having a draggable modal at the Bottom of the screen and I also want to use TextInput in the modal at the top when it is open.
    I can implement at top a TextInput but whenever I try to enter some input it goes out of the screen. I have also used KeyboardAvoidingView and is does not seem to work.
    I really appreciate your help.

    Reply

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